Electronics contain heavy metals, including lead, mercury, cadmium, and hexavalent chromium that can be harmful if released into the environment.
In accordance with Indiana’s E-Cycle Program, the following items are prohibited from being discarded by Indiana households:
- Computer monitors
- Computers (including desktops, laptops, and tablets)
- Fax machines
- Peripherals (including keyboards, mice, external hard drives, printers, all-in-one printer/scanner/copiers, projectors, and any other devices that are sold exclusively for external use with a computer and provide input into or output from a computer)
- DVD players (including gaming systems that are able to play DVDs)
- Digital photo frames
- Digital media players
- iPods/MP3 players
- DVR/TiVo devices (including cable boxes and satellite boxes, but not satellite dishes)
- Portable GPS navigation systems
The HHW Drop Off Center accepts all of the above residential household electronics. There is a limit of five TVs per year. Most major electronic stores will accept televisions for a small fee.
Our vendor shreds e-waste items with data storage but if you would like to drill a hole or destroy the hard drive before turning it in to our program that is acceptable.
Currently, we will also accept freon containing equipment such as dehumidifiers, refrigerators, mini refrigerators, chest freezers, and small (window) A/C units. This is subject to change based on vendor abilities.
We will not accept treadmills or other electronic work out equipment. These items may be properly disposed of directly to a scrap metal facility. Call the HHW Drop Off Center during regular business hours for advice or questions.